CALDWELL, Idaho (Aug. 18, 2022)— There was a blonde bombshell that had rodeo fans on the edge of their seats at the Caldwell Night Rodeo during the third performance.
That blonde has four legs and is known in the rodeo world as “Sister,” a palomino mare owned and ridden by barrel racer Hailey Kinsel. The duo has won three world championships together and have become fan favorites across the country.
This is now true of Caldwell, Idaho. Kinsel is experiencing something new in her seven years of membership in the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, rodeos in the Northwestern part of the country. She started that out here on Tuesday where the first round of barrel racing was complete.
When it was all done, she and D.M. Sissy Hayday, “Sister” were at the top of the leaderboard with a 17.27 second run. That earned them a check for nearly $2,500. Then they came back to the D & B Arena on Thursday night and stopped the clock in 17.40 seconds. While that time is not placing in the second round, combined with her first-round time it put her third overall and she now has another opportunity to compete in front of the civies and the rowdies that make up Caldwell’s fans.
Kinsel has been seasoning young horses and gave Sister a rest for a good part of the summer, planning to bring her north and compete at the season-ending rodeos across Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Her mother, Leslie Kinsel has been keeping the 11-year-old athlete in shape and she was more than ready for competition.
The next two performances of the Caldwell Night Rodeo are sold out but can be watched on The Cowboy Channel. Action in D & B Arena gets underway at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Third Performance —
Bareback Riding: 1, Cooper Cooke, Victor, Idaho, 82 points on King Rodeo and Wentz Bucking Bulls’ Madona. 2, Trenton Montero, Winnemucca, Nev., 76.5. 3, Wyatt Denny, Minden, Nev., 75. 4, Jacob Raine, Mount Pleasant, Texas, 72.5.
Steer Wrestling: (two times) 1, Rylie Jason Clemens, Blackfoot, Idaho, 6.9 seconds. 2, Kalane Anders, Bayard, Neb., 7.4.
Team Roping: (three times) 1, Joshua and Jonathan Torres, Ocala, Fla., 4.9 seconds. 2, Aaron Tsinigine, Tuba City, Ariz., and Landen Glenn, McAlester, Okla., 5.3. 3, Jade Stoddard, Sugar City, Idah and Matt Williams, Rexburg, Idaho, 19.7.
Breakaway Roping: 1, Karri Jones, Ukiah, Calif., 3.1 seconds. 2, (tie) Beau Peterson, Council Grove, Kan., and Paige Portenier, Caldwell, Idaho, 3.4. 4, Brooke Winward, Grace, Idaho, 4.0.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, (tie) Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah, on King Rodeo and Wentz Bucking Bulls’ Popeye and Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, on King Rodeo and Wentz Bucking Bulls’ Royal T. 3, Ross Griffin, Tularosa, N.M., 80. 4, Leon Fountain, Socorro, N.M., 79.
Tie-Down Roping: (two times) 1, Riley Wakefield, ONeill, Neb., 8.8 seconds. 2, Mitch White, Wilder, Idaho, 11.7.
Barrel Racing: 1, Ashley Castleberry, Montgomery, Texas, 17.37. 2, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 17.40 seconds. 3, Michelle Darling, Medford, Okla., 17.70. 4, Abby Phillips, Marshall, Texas, 17.83.
Bull Riding: (two rides) 1, Canyon Wiliey Bass, Johnson City, Texas, 82 points on Powder River Rodeo’s F00. 2, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 74.
The following are current leaders –
Bareback Riding: 1, Rocker Shane Steiner, Weatherford, Texas, 88 points on Outlawbuckers Rodeo’s Turn Back Time. 2, Dean Thompson, Altamont, Utah, 86. 3, Tyler Nelson, Victor, Idaho, 84.0. 4, (tie) Caleb Bennett, Corvallis, Mont., and Cooper Cooke, Victor, Idaho, 82.0. 6, Keenan Reed Hayes, Hayden, Colo., 81.5. 7, Tanner Aus, Granite Falls, Minn., 81. 8, Cole Reiner, Buffalo, S.D., 79.5. 9, (tie) Tyler Berghuis, Atwater, Minn., and Jayco Roper, Oktaha, Okla., 78.5.
Steer Wrestling: (second round) 1, (tie) Coby Brown, Wallsburg, Utah, and Stetson Jorgensen, Blackfoot, Idaho, 3.8 seconds each. 3, Tanner Bruner, Ramona, Kan., 3.9. 4, Walt Arnold, Coleman, Texas, 4.1. 5, (tie) Cody Devers, Balko, Okla.; Gus Franzen, Kearney, Neb.; Tristan Martin, Sulphur, La.; and Wil Lummus, Byhalia, Miss.; 4.2 each. (total on two) 1, Brunner, 8.2. 2, Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif., 8.5. 3, Riley Duvall, Checotah, Okla., 8.8. 4, (tie) Justin Shaffer, Hallsville, Texas, and Don Payne, Stephenville, Texas, 9.0. 6, Lummus, 9.1. 7, Ty Allred, Tooele, Utah and Remey Parrott, Mamou, La., 9.2. 9, Cameron Morman, Glen Ulin, N.D., and Travis Munro, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, 9.3.
Team Roping: (second round) 1, (tie) Lightning Aguilera, Athens, Texas, and Coleby Payne, Stephenville, Texas; and Jack Graham, Lakeview, Ore., and Jason Duby, Klamath Falls, Ore.; 4.4 seconds each. 3, Rhett Anderson, Annabella, Utah and Junior Zambrano, Nogales, Ariz., 4.5. 4, (tie) Jake Orman, Prairie, Miss., and Brye Crites, Welch, Okla.; Coy Rahlmann, Elsinore, Mo., and Douglas Rich, Herrick, Ill.; and Dalton and Blaine turner, Sidney, Ark.; 4.6. (total on two) 1, Tyler Wade, Terrell, Texas, and Trey Yates, Pueblo, Colo., 9.8. 2, Rahlmann and Rich, 10.5. 3, Hall and Tryan, 10.9. 4, Riley and Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 11.5. 5, Jr. Dees, Aurora, S.D., and Levi Lord, Sturgis, S.D., 11.7. 6, Aguilera and Payne, 12.7. 7, Bryan Reay, Adrian, Ore., and Brent Falon, Yakima, Wash., 13.1. 8, Cory Kidd V, Statesville, N.C., and Lane Mitchell, Stephenville, Texas, 13.6. 9, Clayton and Chase Hansen, Ontario, Ore., 14.1. 10, Jeff Flenniken, Caldwell, Idah and Jake Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 15.6.
Breakaway roping: (second round) 1, Josie Conner, Iowa, La., 2.7 seconds. 2, Alex Loiselle, Paris, Texas, 3.0. 3, (tie) Codilynn McPherson, Plain City, Utah, and Karri Jones, Ukiah, Calif., 3.1 each. 5, Hope Thompson, Abilene, Texas, 3.2. 6, Braylee Shepherd, Nephi, Utah, 3.3. (total on two) 1, Conner, 5.3. 2, Beau Peterson, Council Grove, Kan., 6.0. 3, Thompson, 6.3. 4, (tie) Loiselle, and Jones, 6.4. 6, Shepherd, 6.6.
Saddle Bronc Riding: 1, Sage Newman, Melstone, Mont., 90.5 points on Calgary Stampede’s Burban. 2, Dawson Hay, Wildwood, Alberta, 86.5. 3, Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 86. 4, Kade Bruno, Challis, Idaho, 84. 5, Zeke Thurston, Big Valley, Alberta, 83. 6, (tie) Allen Boore, Axtell, Utah and Spencer Wright, Milford, Utah, 82. 8, Kolby Wanchuk, Sherwood Park, Alberta, 81.5. 9, Kole Ashbacher, Arrowwood, Alberta, 81. 10, Jake Watson, Hudsons Hope, British Columbia, 80.5.
Tie down roping: (second round) 1, Jake Hannum, Plain City, Utah, 7.6 seconds. 2, (tie) Sy Felton, Weatherford, Texas, and Chance Thiessen, Elk City, Okla., 7.8 each. 4, Paul David Tierney, Oklahoma City, 8.0. 5, (tie) John Douch, Huntsville, Texas; Ryan Thibodeaux, Stephenville, Texas, and Macon Murphy, Keatchie, La., 8.1. (total on two) Murphy, 15.9. 2, Douch, 16.4. 3, King Pickett, Stephenville, Texas, 17.0. 4, Tierney, 17.4. 5, Haven Meged, Miles City, Mont., 17.5. 6, (tie) Marty Yates, Stephenville, Texas, and Colton Farquer, Oakdale, Calif., 17.6 each. 8, Brayden Roe, Wendell, Idaho, 17.8. 9, Riley Wakefield, ONeill, Neb., 17.9. 10, J.C. Malone, Plain City, Utah, 18.0.
Barrel Racing: (second round) 1, Paige Jones, Wayne, Okla., 17.03. 2, Bailey Choate, Fort Worth, Texas, 17.04. 3, Margo Crowther, Fort Myers, Florida, 17.12. 4, Macee McAllister, St. George, Utah, 17.22. 5, Shannon McReynolds, La Luz, N.M., 17.23. 6, Leslie Smalygo, Skiatook, Okla., 17.24. (total on two) 1, Crowther, 34.46. 2, Jones, 34.60. 3, Hailey Kinsel, Cotulla, Texas, 34.67. 4, McReynolds, 34.70. 5, Choate, 34.73. 6, Stevi Hillman, Weatherford, Texas, 34.78. 7, McAllister, 34.85. 8, Shelley Morgan, Eustace, Texas, 34.87. 9, Ashley Castleberry, Montgomery, Texas, 34.88. 10, Lynette Clyde, Heber, Utah, 34.92.
Bull Riding: 1. Trey Holston, Fort Scott, Kan., 85.5 points on Powder River Rodeo’s Cherry Bomb. 2, Levi Gray, Dairy, Ore., 85. 3, Canyon Wiley Bass, Johnson City, Texas, 82. 4, Jeff Askey, Athens, Texas, 74.
PROVIDED COURTESY OF SUSAN KANODE FOR THE CALDWELL NIGHT RODEO / TENN TEXAS MEDIA